Eggs Benedict California

Eggs Benedict California
Staff Writer
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This California-version of eggs Benedict is from Sandi of All the Good Blog Names Are Taken.

 

1
Servings
194
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*If you don't have a favorite recipe for hollaindaise sauce, try this one

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 English muffin
  • 4 Teaspoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • Fennel leaves, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 Teaspoon vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons hollandaise sauce*

Directions

Fill a medium-sized skillet or cast-iron pan with about 2 inches of water and add the vinegar. Bring to a simmer, and slowly crack each of the eggs into the simmering water. Cook for 3 minutes for soft yolks. 

Meanwhile, toast the English muffin. When it's toasted, sprinkle each 1/2 with goat cheese. Remove the poached eggs from the water using a slotted spoon, and gently place 1 on each goat cheese-sprinkled half. 

In a small sauté pan, heat the oil for 1 minute and place the tomato halves into the pan cut side down. Cook for 1 minutes so that the tomatoes begin to caramelize, then flip and allow to cook for 1 minute more on the outside. 

Place the egg-topped muffins side by side on a plate and arrange the avocado slices between the 2 eggs. Top with the caramelized tomatoes, drizzle with the hollandaise sauce, and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
104µg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
184mg
18%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
164mg
23%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
273mg
18%
Water
41g
2%

Eggs Benedict Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Eggs Benedict Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.